Oscars: Updated Predictions – August

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Oscars: Updated Predictions – July

With the new, stunning list of films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, we thought it was about time we go through and update our Oscar Predictions.

Truthfully though, not much has changed. “The Revenant” still looks strong, The Weinstein Company still has “Carol” and “The Hateful Eight.” “Star Wars” seems like it could nail a lot of the technical categories along with Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

Once TIFF and Telluride kick off we will have a whole new enlightenment on what is to come, but for now here are our best guesses:

And remember, keep visiting our Oscar page for frequent updates.

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The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs
Joy
The Danish Girl
Carol
Beasts of No Nation
Suffragette
The Walk
Inside Out
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Golden Globes: Updated Predictions – June 2015

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Much has changed after the Cannes Film Festival. Things are still pretty far out, so we have a wide variety of potential contenders.

The Emmys will be updated soon, but we are holding off prediction the television categories of the Golden Globes until those come out. So here we have the Movie, Actor, Supporting categories.

Keep touch with our Golden Globes Page for updated predictions.

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The Revenant
Carol
Steve Jobs
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight

Alternates
Bridge of Spies
Joy
The Walk
Brooklyn
Suffragette
The Program
Concussion
Black Mass
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Oscar: Updated Predictions – Post Cannes

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“Carol,” “MacBeth,” “Inside Out,” “Sicario,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” are just some of the titles that had a strong reaction at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Since last time (mid-April) a lot has changed. Still, there are a ton of potentially strong films that should show up on the festival circuit this fall.  We still feel strongly about “The Revenant,” “Steve Jobs,” “The Danish Girl,” and “The Hateful Eight” as well.

So below are our full predictions, and click here to always access our most updated predictions.
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Golden Globes: Updated Predictions – May 2015

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So much is going on in the world of film right now. Many potential award candidates have wrapped production, have had test screenings, and some will be premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival which starts Wednesday May 13th.

After an impressive showing at Cinemacon, we have our eyes on Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant.” On the comedy side we are really paying attention to John Wells’ “Adam Jones” and Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Demolition.” You can’t really resist Meryl Streep as a rocker in “Ricki and the Flash” either. Probably the only real lock here.

So here are all our pre-Cannes predictions. We will likely modify the Oscar predictions right after Cannes has concluded and the Golden Globes predictions will follow.

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The Revenant
The Danish Girl
Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight
Bridge of Spies

Alternates
Joy
The Sea of Trees
Carol
Suffragette
The Walk
In the Heart of the Sea
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Oscars: Updated Predictions – March

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We have updated all of our Oscar Predictions. This season is already starting to move fast with many new films thrown into the mix, while others are being pushed to 2016.

In the coming months things will start to become more clean, but for now here are our best guesses for the 2016 Oscars, keep in mind you can keep watch for updates on our Oscar page.

Best Picture
The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
The Danish Girl
Steve Jobs
Joy
Bridge of Spies
The Walk
Demolition
Carol
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Golden Globes: Updated Predictions – March

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We still have only movie categories predicted. For a reflection of what the television categories may look like check out our Emmy Predictions.

“The Danish Girl” and “Snowden” really appear to be in a strong position, with newly added award season release dates. Meanwhile in the, very scarce (as usual), comedy categories “Ricki and the Flash” seems baity enough to bring Meryl Streep her next Golden Globe.

Check out all our predictions below!

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The Danish Girl
The Revenant
Steve Jobs
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
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Oscars: Updated 2016 Oscar Predictions

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We have updated almost every category of our 2016 Oscar Predictions. There are a lot of potentially strong contenders for next year, so we went ahead and got a jump start on our predictions.

New predictions include EVERY CATEGORY including all the technical categories with the exception of Best Documentary, Best Foreign Language Film, and Original Song.

Stay Tuned to our Oscars Page for all updated categories in the current Oscar race and next years Oscar race.

2016 Oscar Predictions

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The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs
Joy
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Hail, Caesar!
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

In the Heart of the Sea
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Suffragette
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Top 10: Potential Cult Classics of 2013

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A cult classic is a movie that develops a cult following. A film that many fans may discover at a later time, may quote consistently or may evoke discussion. You can’t determine that a film is a cult classic when it is released. The reviews could be bad or good, the box-office could be bad or good, it doesn’t matter. At this time we can only predict what may become a cult classic in time. So here are the top 10 potential cult classics of 2013: Continue reading

Classic Film Review: 28 Days Later

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Classic Film Review: 28 Days Later

 

I was recently asked what some of my favorite horror movies of all-time were. It’s a rough genre to be done right, and even rougher to get a classic from. There are some obvious classic films like The Exorcist or Jaws. One of the films that ended up in my top 5 all-time favorite horror films was Danny Boyle’s beautiful zombie film 28 Days Later.

Before I lose geek credibility I know that they aren’t technically zombies in this film, they are “infected.” For those of you who don’t know the difference a zombie is “undead” this means they become that way by dying or having already been dead. Infected means they have the mannerisms of a zombie, but they are actually just suffering from a type of rabid and contagious sickness.  

The infected in this film are the scariest I have ever seen them done and re-watching it I realize that it’s not just the extra twitching or reddened eyes that made them scary, but they way the cinematography that causes the thrills and chills. There are a good deal of POV shots of the infected when they are introduced into the scene, there is also a manipulation of audio when they are introduced. Example, when the infected kid jumps down you don’t hear him move or land. This adds to the experience of the film and it is a genius way to scare the hell out of people. 

Without the beautiful and smart cinematography choices, this film might have not made my list. The story is good, but it’s nothing too original. Interesting characters definitely helps push the story along. The production design and cinematography are what really capture a realistic and grim environment  of what an infected apocalypse would look and feel like. Impressive original film manipulation tricks are what really make this film a classic to me, and I believe should be observed by film students everywhere. 

Final Score: 5/5